Citation Guides: Works Cited

Sample MLA Work Cited Entries

Below are some example work cited entries using MLA Style, 9th Edition. It is far from exhaustive. For more examples check out the MLA Handbook available at the library. Easiest way to find the type of example that you're looking for is to look at Appendix 2 at match your need with the type of example listed. For example, if you needed to know how to cite a book written and published by an organization, you'd go to page 314 and follow the example below that entry. Note that not all oniline databases or citation generators have updated their format for the 9th edition, so you'll want to look carefully, since the latest edition is relatively new.


Single Author

Long, Sarah H. College Cooking 101.Beacon Publishing Group, 2021.

Two Authors

Patterson, James, and J.D. Barker. The Noise. Little, Brown and Company, 2021


Three or More Authors

Davidson, William, et al. Retailing Management. 6th  ed.,Wiley, 1988.

Chapter in a Book

Willson, Jr., Robert F. "William Shakespeare's Theater." The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: A Comprehensive Guide for Students, edited by Joseph Rosenblum, Greenwood Press, 2005. pp. 47-64.

Entry in a Reference Book

“Marcus Tullius Cicero.” Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. 16th ed., 1992.

Print Articles

Journal with Volume Numbers

Graham, Sarah. “Impossible to Hold: Women and Culture in the 1960s.” Journal of American Studies, volume 4, no. 2, 2006: pp.418-19.

Magazine (published week or every two weeks)

Reed, Stanley. “Seeing Past the War.” Business Week, 21 Aug. 2006: pp.35-36.


Seward, Zachary. “Colleges Expand Early Admissions.” Wall Street Journal, 14 Dec. 2006, Eastern ed.,pp. D1-D2.

Online Articles

A page on a website "Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014,
Online article Wheelis, Mark. "Investigating Disease Outbreaks Under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 6, no. 6, 2000, pp. 595-600,
Articles retrieved full text from an online database Chan, Evans. "Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema." Postmodern Culture vol. 10, no 3, 2007, pp.55-67. Project Muse,  doi:10.1017/S001924SX06005966.

If Direct Object Identifier (DOI) is available, use that over the URL for the article.